ATTENTION: The Cuban Museum is temporarily closed for reinstallation. The gallery will reopen on March 16, 2024 with a Member Preview on March 15, 2024.
ATTENTION: Tuscawilla Nature Preserve will be closed until further notice. MOAS is assessing future plans in order to enhance the overall experience and ensure long-term sustainability. Updates will be communicated through the Museum’s website. Click for more information.
ATTENTION: The Sculpture Garden is currently closed due to safety concerns from storm damage.
We look forward to your visit! With two amazing museums at the same location, you could spend the whole day on the campus of the Museum of Arts & Sciences!
FREE First Tuesdays: The first Tuesday of every month, the Museum of Arts & Sciences, including the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, offers free admission (planetarium shows not included) to Volusia County residents with proof of residency, such as:
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Closed to observe the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
The campus of the Museum of Arts & Sciences features a Planetarium, a Children's Museum, exhibits on Cuban art, Florida art, Coca-Cola, the Prehistory of Florida, the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, which features the largest collection of Florida art in the world, and much more!
The Museum of Arts & Sciences is home to the Lowell & Nancy Lohman Planetarium: A state-of-the-art facility where science, art, and technology blend seamlessly to create an experience that you will not forget. General Museum admission must be purchased to purchase admission to the Lohman Planetarium. Lohman Planetarium admission may be purchased at the Museum's guest relations desk.
The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) uses Altru as the system to manage online transactions for things such as ticket sales, program and event registrations, memberships, and donations. While we are excited about the upgrade to our database, we understand that it can be unfamiliar and present some challenges for users. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions. If your needs have not been addressed please call the Museum at 386-255-0285 and we will connect with you as quickly as possible to help.
How do I register for a MOAS online account?
As a MOAS member, you will need to register with the MOAS online system. You can register your account here. Your username needs to be the email address connected to your MOAS membership. If you are not yet a MOAS member, use the email to which you will want to receive your enrollment confirmations and program links. Next, select a secure and unique password and be sure not to share it with others.
Can I check out as a guest or must I make an account?
You can check out as a guest. However, if you are a member of the Museum of Arts & Sciences, an account would benefit you in that it will:
Therefore, if you are a member of the Museum of Arts & Sciences, we highly recommend that you create an account so that you can receive your benefits. We also recommend that you create your account prior to your first purchase and not during your first purchase.
How do I apply my membership discount?
As a member, you will need to sign in to your account to be able to apply your membership discount. Once you are on the program registration or ticket purchase page, click on “Sign In” in the upper right-hand corner to enter your email and self-selected password. If you have not already registered with the MOAS online system, you will need to click “Create an Account” and do that first (see above). You only need to register one time and then can “Sign In” on all subsequent transactions. When properly signed in, your email address will appear in the upper right-hand corner. You will see your member discount once you add a program or event to your cart.
When do I get my membership discount?
After you have signed in to your account (see above), our system will recognize you as a Museum of Arts & Sciences member (assuming your membership is current). Prices shown for tickets, programs, and events are all at the base price. Member discounts will be calculated and applied at the end of the transaction when you are ready to checkout. Please DO NOT checkout if your discounts are not calculated.
How do I know if I successfully signed up for a program or event?
You will receive a confirmation email shortly after completing the checkout process. If the confirmation does not arrive within a few minutes after signing up for the program or event, we ask that you please check your spam/junk folder.
What if I do not receive my confirmation email?
Search for an email from the Museum of Arts & Sciences. It might be in a spam or junk folder.
The Museum of Arts & Sciences belongs to two reciprocal networks. Members of SERM and NARM who present a current membership card validated with SERM certifications are entitled to free admission to the Museum of Arts & Sciences, which includes admission to the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art.
Free admission for reciprocal members is honored on all days except for the following special event days:
On special events days, reciprocal members will receive a discounted flat admission rate of $5.00 per person. Children ages 5 and under are free.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students receive free general admission to the Museum with Student/Faculty/Staff ID. Free admission does not apply to Second Saturday Laser Rock Concerts, special events, or ticketed exhibitions.
What is Museums on Us®?
Designed to provide a benefit to Bank of America® and Merrill Lynch® customers and increase access to the arts across the United States, Museums on Us® offers free general admission to more than 150 museums in some 90 cities. The program brings new audiences and increased attention to participating organizations, which range from some of the nation's most celebrated museums to regional gems and include art, science, and history museums, as well as other cultural institutions.
Museums on Us® Program Rules
Each Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® cardholder is allowed one free general admission to participating institutions on any eligible Museums on Us® day.
Museums on Us® FAQ's
Are multiple children and family members granted free admission with the cardholder?
No, only the individual cardholder receives one free admission with their Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and photo ID.
What cards are accepted?
All Bank of America® and Merrill Lynch® credit or debit cards are accepted for the Museums on Us® program (includes Bank of America-issued affinity cards).
Can Bank of America® and Merrill Lynch® associates (employees) participate in Museums on Us®?
Yes. Bank of America® and Merrill Lynch® associates (employees) can participate by presenting valid proof of employment and photo ID.
What other forms of ID are needed?
A photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, will be required along with the necessary bank card or corporate ID.
Does the offer include admission to the Lowell and Nancy Lohman Family Planetarium or special events and exhibitions?
No, planetarium admission can be purchased separately from the complimentary admission. This offer does not extend to ticket shows, events, or exhibits that are not already included in museum admission.
What is the policy for expired cards?
Expired cards are not accepted. Cards must be valid and current.
Does the list of participating museums ever change?
Yes. While most museums will remain on the list, there will be additions and changes throughout the program. In addition, individual museum hours may change. It is very important to check the Museums on Us® website at museums.bankofamerica.com and consult individual museum websites when planning a visit.
Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 600 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their SNAP EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer) card.
Museums for All is a national, branded access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. It is open to participation by any type of museum - including art, history, natural history/anthropology, and general museums, children's museums, science centers, planetariums, nature centers, historic houses/sites, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and arboretums.
The cost of museum admission can be a barrier for many low-income families. Participating museums provide reduced admission, ranging from free to $3.00, to visitors presenting their EBT card. This reduced rate is available during all normal operating hours to up to four individuals per EBT card. With a year-round open door policy, Museums for All invites low-income visitors to feel welcome at cultural institutions.
Museums for All® FAQ's
Do I need to register for anything?
No. Visitors do not need to register for anything. You can just go to a participating museum, show your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card or a Women Infant Children (WIC) card and a photo ID, and you will receive the Museums for All free admission rate. You can go back as many times as you wish - there's no limit.
Do I pay with my SNAP EBT card?
No, your SNAP EBT or WIC card is only for identification purposes, showing that you meet the criteria. Any admission costs must be paid for with alternate methods (cash, credit cards, etc.).
I have one SNAP EBT card. How many people can get the Museum for All rate with that card?
Each SNAP EBT or WIC card allows up to five people to get the Museums for All rate. Some of the participating museums will allow more than four to enter, so it is a good idea to check their individual policies ahead of time.
Can I use my SNAP EBT card in another state?
Yes! Museums participating in Museums for All will accept SNAP EBT cards from any state. If you live in one state, but want to visit a participating museum in a different state, you can!
The Museum of Arts & Sciences is proud to be a Blue Star Museum. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums has offered free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from May 15, 2021, Armed Forces Day, through September 6, 2021, Labor Day.
Blue Star Museums FAQs
Who is eligible for free admission through Blue Star Museums?
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card, DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
How many military personnel and/or family members are allowed in free per visit?
The military ID holder and up to five family members. The military ID holder can be either active duty service member or other dependent family members with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.
How do you define a family member?
A family member of active duty military may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.
What if my spouse is deployed? Can my family and I still participate?
Yes, spouses of deployed military are eligible for Blue Star Museums. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.
What if my spouse is not deployed, but cannot come to the museum with the family? Can my family and I still participate?
Yes, your family can still participate, as the active duty member does not have to be present to use the program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.
Museums preserve and display their collections so that people can enjoy them. Please follow the rules below so that future generations may enjoy them as well.
Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY: The intensity of the light damages the art. Guests are welcome to take photographs for personal use throughout the Museum without the use of a flash unless indicated by signage regarding specific works of art. Please do not use flashes, tripods or video cameras. For commercial photography, please inquire with Museum staff.
DO NOT TOUCH THE COLLECTION: Our hands contain harmful oils that react to the surface of sculpture, furniture, and paintings. Those oils corrode the surfaces of objects and lessen the life expectancy of the art.
DO NOT LEAN ON THE CASES OR GALLERY WALLS: This helps keep works of art hung on the walls or displayed in cases safe.
NO FOOD, DRINK, OR GUM IS ALLOWED IN THE GALLERIES: For maintenance and security reasons, food and beverages are not allowed inside of the galleries. Both museums provide areas for eating and drinking.
NO BACKPACKS, LARGE BAGS, UMBRELLAS, OR SELFIE STICKS IN THE GALLERIES: These objects can often accidentally bump or scratch pieces from the collection. Allowances will be made for medical necessities. We advise leaving backpacks inside of your locked vehicle.
CELL PHONES: As a courtesy to others, we ask that all visitors silence their cell phones.